Nerf Super Soaker Point Break Review
Spring is almost upon us, and it’s time to remind ourselves of the fun we’ll have once the sun’s warm rays rids us of the snow and we can finally start playing outside. We’ll kick off the spring warm up by reviewing the Nerf Super Soaker Point Break.
I haven’t followed the complete history of the Super Soaker, I haven’t owened one since Larami held the license and back in the day they were something to look up to. Let’s just say I have a new found interest in the line now that it belongs to Nerf. The Point Break is the first offering I have been able to sample since Nerf changed the color scheme of the Super Soaker line from a Dart Tag-esque red and grey/blue and grey team battle inspired design to the new white and blue-grey design. The new colors give the blaster an almost arctic feel and looks very sharp all around. The handle is well shaped, and is large enough to for comfortably in an adult hand. I’m not the biggest fan of the trigger’s shape, but I feel this is a minor complaint considering this is a product made for kids.
The Point Break holds approx. 8 ounces(approx. 225 ml) of liquid and fires a fine focused stream. I was able to test the range from my bath tub(using 20 pumps on the blaster) and got up to 17 and a half feet until I hit a wall(literally), but the Point Break was still hitting the back wall of my tub surround with no loss of power. The pump mechanism works easily and while it feels light with little resistance it is sturdy enough to handle a beating from excited pumping. With such a small capacity I am actually a little surprised at how long this blaster can fire. I can get around 3 and a half uses out of a full tank at 20 pumps each and trust me, that’s plenty to get somebody completely soaked. I have found that unlike other pump action water blasters I’ve used, the Point Break is best used for short bursts. The blaster maintains pressure for a longer period of time when shot in this fashion, but for the old school in all of us you can hold the trigger down and pump to your hearts content.
I am quite pleased with the form and function of the Point Break all in all. The new color scheme looks awesome, I honestly prefer it to either the red or the blue scheme used previously. I believe the Super Soaker line is in good hands if it continues along this path. If you’re even a little bit interested in water blasters check out the Point Break as well as the other products in the Super Soaker line, and check back with AFON next week for number 2 of our trilogy warm weather reviews.